The Resource Front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols : promoting healthier choices, Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols (Phase II), Food and Nutrition Board ; Ellen A. Wartella ... [et al.], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols : promoting healthier choices, Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols (Phase II), Food and Nutrition Board ; Ellen A. Wartella ... [et al.], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols : promoting healthier choices
Title
Front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols
Title remainder
promoting healthier choices
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols (Phase II), Food and Nutrition Board ; Ellen A. Wartella ... [et al.], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Title variation
Front of package nutrition rating systems and symbols
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"During the past decade, tremendous growth has occurred in the use of nutrition symbols and rating systems designed to summarize key nutritional aspects and characteristics of food products. These symbols and the systems that underlie them have become known as front-of-package (FOP) nutrition rating systems and symbols, even though the symbols themselves can be found anywhere on the front of a food package or on a retail shelf tag. Though not regulated and inconsistent in format, content, and criteria, FOP systems and symbols have the potential to provide useful guidance to consumers as well as maximize effectiveness. As a result, Congress directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to undertake a study with the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to examine and provide recommendations regarding FOP nutrition rating systems and symbols. The study was completed in two phases. Phase I focused primarily on the nutrition criteria underlying FOP systems. Phase II builds on the results of Phase I while focusing on aspects related to consumer understanding and behavior related to the development of a standardized FOP system. Front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols focuses on Phase II of the study. The report addresses the potential benefits of a single, standardized front-label food guidance system regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, assesses which icons are most effective with consumer audiences, and considers the systems/icons that best promote health and how to maximize their use."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
613.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA784
LC item number
.I5742 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Front-of-package nutrition rating systems and symbols : promoting healthier choices, Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols (Phase II), Food and Nutrition Board ; Ellen A. Wartella ... [et al.], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
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Contents
Introduction -- The food package environment -- The regulatory environment -- Consumers' use of nutrition information and product choices -- Consumer use and understanding of front-of-package labeling systems -- Effects of food package information on consumer preferences, choices, and processing -- A model front-of-package symbol system including criteria for evaluating nutrients -- Promotion, evaluation, and monitoring for front-of-package symbol systems -- Recommendations
Control code
000048533261
Dimensions
28 cm
Extent
xvi, 163 p.
Isbn
9780309218238
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  • (OCoLC)761857499
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